Beijing’s Crackdown on Hong Kong Dissidents
A new law is set to silence a generation of political dissidents.
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When Beijing passed a new law that harshly penalized protests in Hong Kong, activists and dissident groups had to choose whether to shut down or get out. Now, 47 pro-democracy activists are facing charges and likely prison time, and a generation of dissent may be quelled.
Guest: Emily Feng, NPR’s Beijing correspondent.
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Podcast production by Elena Schwartz, Paige Osburn, Anna Phillips, and Madeline Ducharme, with help from Jared Downing and Laura Spencer.
CORRECTION (March 2, 2023): A previous version of this episode misidentified this trial as a closed trial.